It looks like 2014 is the year of sequels because a lot of them will be shown during this time including much-anticipated flicks such as “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past”
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a sequel to the previous “X-Men” movies including “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006), “X-Men: First Class” (2011) and “The Wolverine” (2013) which is directed by Bryan Singer, who also directed the first and second “X-Men” movies “X-Men” (2000) and “X2” (2003).
It stars a lot of popular and highly acclaimed actors in Hollywood including Oscar winners Halle Berry (Storm), Anna Paquin (Rogue) and Jennifer Lawrence (Young Raven / Mystique). Other notable stars include Ian McKellen (Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto – older), Patrick Stewart (Professor Charles Xavier), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), James McAvoy (Young Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Young Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto), Ellen Page (Kitty Pryde / Shadowcat), Peter Dinklage (Bolivar Trask), Shawn Ashmore (Bobby Drake / Iceman), Daniel Cudmore (Piotr Rasputin / Colossus), Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy / Beast), Omar Sy (Bishop), Booboo Stewart (James Proudstar / Warpath), Fan Bingbing (Clarice Ferguson / Blink), Adan Canto (Roberto da Costa / Sunspot), Evan Peters (Pietro Maximoff / Quicksilver), Josh Helman (William Stryker), Evan Jonigkeit (Toad) and Lucas Till (Alex Summers / Havok).
According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is about the X-Men’s attempt to use time travel to change events in history and prevent an impending doom that could destroy both mutants and humans. They send Wolverine to do the dirty work. The screenplay was written by Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn and Simon Kinberg.
According to superherohype.com, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will be shown in theatres on May 23, 2014. It was reportedly shot in 3D and principal photography officially ended on Aug. 2013. The film was mostly shot in Montreal, Canada.
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“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1”
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1” is the sequel to the “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) film starring Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark) and Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne). This is the film adaptation of the last movie in
“The Hunger Games” trilogy novel by Suzanne Collins. It is divided into two parts, with part one scheduled to be shown on Nov. 21, 2014 and part two on Nov. 20, 2015 in the U.S.
This film was shot in Georgia, mostly in Atlanta and Newman. Unfortunately, one of its cast members, Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), died on February 2, 2014 in New York. According to MTV, Lionsgate, which is the film’s distributor, said that Hoffman was able to finish almost all of his scenes in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.”
Aside from Lawrence, Hutcherson, Hemsworth and Hoffman, other stars in “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1” include Stef Dawson (Annie Cresta), Julianne Moore (Alma Coin), Lily Rabe (Commander Lyme), Patina Miller (Commander Paylor), Mahershala Ali (Boggs), Wes Chatham (Castor) and Elden Henson (Pollux).
Aside from “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1,” other upcoming movie sequels to watch out for in 2014 include:
- “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (April 4, 2014)
- “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (May 2, 2014)
- “22 Jump Street” (June 13, 2014)
- “How to Train Your Dragon 2” (June 13, 2014)
- “Transformers: Age of Extinction” (June 27, 2014)
- “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” (July 11, 2014)
- “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (Aug. 22, 2014)
- “Dolphin Tale 2“ (Sept. 19, 2014)
- “Paranormal Activity 5” (Oct. 24, 2014)
- “Dumb and Dumber To” (Nov. 14, 2014)
- “Horrible Bosses 2” (Nov. 26, 2014)
- “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” (Dec. 17, 2014)